Check Out of the Roach Motel

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There are a number of DIY solutions to cockroach control but do any of them work?

The Duct Tape method seemed a good enough solution to examine. Duct tape is amazing stuff as it has so many uses. But do you know that it can also be used to catch cockroaches? Yep. It makes a really good roach motel.

Duct Tape Method

First, you pull off a 5-inch piece of tape. Then, fold the end in one half inch on each side so you can pick it up without touching the sticky part. And then, put a half teaspoon smear of peanut butter directly in the center of the sticky side. Presto, you have yourself a roach trap. Place the trap where you are seeing the roaches. In Vancouver, we have German cockroaches which are small and light brown. So it is best to turn the tape over (sticky side down). The little German cockroaches try to slip under there and get at the peanut butter. When they do, their backs get stuck to the tape. Simply, pick up the tape and throw the roaches away.

Clearly, this trap is very effective at capturing cockroaches. In a week, you could dispose of a hundred cockroaches!

So, what’s the catch? Though this is a great way to capture roaches, it does absolutely nothing to protect your home or business from these insects. If you snag a hundred roaches on those slabs of duct tape, that means you probably have thousands still living hidden in your home. Those roaches are going to keep coming and coming.

Forget putting a band aid on your cockroach infestation. The truth is you’ll never get rid of your roaches with duct tape. You won’t even make a dent in their populations. So check out of the roach motel and check into cockroach-free home. Get your home fully protected by Pestcheck with proven results and years of experience. It is the better way to go.

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